R135m for ‘second chance’ at matric

first_imgNational call centre The “Second Chance Project” will give learners who failed three subjects or less an opportunity to gain remedial learning through class room-based tuition. “In addition to assisting learners to pass the subjects they have failed, the project will incorporate a skills development, language improvement and study skills programme in order to prepare participants for the world of work, or higher education for those who aspire to enrol at universities or colleges.” Lungisa said the first part of the project would target 30 000 learners, who would attend classes at 58 sites that had been set up across the country. Fifty percent of these learners would come from rural areas. The agency, through funding from the private sector, will foot the bill for tuition fees. The initiative, a partnership between the NYDA, the Department of Education and the Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance, will be implemented in conjunction with the national and provincial education departments. “The project will help these learners achieve the National Senior Certificate in order to prepare them for admission to institutions of higher learning and also avoid adding to the number of unemployed young people,” Lungisa said. Launching the project in Johannesburg this week, NYDA chairperson Andile Lungisa said the class of 2008 would be used as a pilot, with the programme expected to be rolled out every year. South Africa’s National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has set aside R135-million to give learners who failed matric in 2008 a second chance at a better future. Professional teachers He said the agency and its partners had already identified professional teachers to be used for the programme. The department estimates that as many as 200 000 learners failed their matric in 2008, while thousands more dropped out of Grade 10 and Grade 11. Most of these youngsters are left unemployable due the fact that they are unskilled. 20 October 2009 Lungisa said a national call centre would also be set up to help learners with the options available to them should they fail their Grade 12. Remedial learning, tuition The NYDA, the result of a merger between the National Youth Commission and the Umsobomvu Youth Fund, and was officially inaugurated in June. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Interview and Interrogation Training: Identifying Operational Issues

first_imgThis week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI discussing identifying operational issues or loopholes in the system that can be found during the interview.Often during our seminars or during training we talk about the importance of substantiating the confession, which involves the who, what, when, where and why for all confessions obtained. But one of the most important things to understand, especially in the retail or business environment, is to figure out what operational concerns existed that created the opportunity for the subject to get away with something in the first place.If we just continue to conduct interviews, or if we just continue to eliminate or terminate employees who have done the same thing over and over again, we’re really not fixing the root cause. The best way to reduce shrink and increase morale is to fix the root cause and figure out which operational concerns are giving the employees the opportunity to do wrong in the first place.- Sponsor – A great interviewer will not only obtain the confession, but identify the “how.” Being able to figure out how they got away with it and make a global change or impact in the organization really shows return on investment for being such a great interviewer.Every loss prevention investigator should continuously strive to enhance their investigative interviewing skills as part of an ongoing commitment to best-in-class interviewing performance. This includes holding ourselves to an elite standard of interview and interrogation training that is ethical, moral and legal while demanding excellence in the pursuit of the truth. The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) and Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) provide interview and interrogation training programs and additional guidance to investigators when dealing with dishonest employees, employee theft, sexual harassment, policy violations, building rapport, pre-employment interviewing, lying, denials and obtaining a statement.By focusing on the latest information and research from experts in the field as well as academia, legal and psychological resources, these video tips provide interview and interrogation training techniques that can enhance the skill sets of professionals with backgrounds in Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Security, Asset Protection, Human Resources, Auditors or anyone looking to obtain the truth.To learn more about interview and interrogation training and how you can further develop your professional skill sets, please visit www.w-z.com or www.certifiedinterviewer.com for additional information. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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17 days agoWenger fires Arsenal warning at Pepe

first_imgWenger fires Arsenal warning at Pepeby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsene Wenger has warned Nicolas Pepe he must earn his place at Arsenal.The winger became Arsenal’s record signing this summer, but he has initially struggled for consistency.And Wenger says the Ivorian will have to earn his place in Unai Emery’s team on merit alone.”I like the player and I thought it was a good decision [to sign him],” Wenger told Omnisport. “He’s not yet completely adapted and you have to give him some time. He looks a little bit to be playing not with the freedom he did in France at the moment.”I see some characteristics of his game, especially off the ball, that don’t happen at the moment. On the other hand, I must say we have good young players who can play on the flanks, [and] that he will have a fight to keep his position.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Second Phase of Drain Cleaning in Corporate Area to Begin Soon

first_img The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is set to begin its second phase of drain-cleaning activities shortly in several communities across the Corporate Area.Under this phase, critical drains in communities in 19 divisions of the Municipality will be cleaned. Already, under phase one, drains have been cleaned in communities in 21 divisions.Speaking to journalists following today’s (Aug. 14) sitting of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, Mayor of Kingston, Senator, Councillor Delroy Williams, said approximately $70 million will be spent for both phases.“Usually that’s not enough, but we have to be strategic in terms of ensuring that the drains that are critical are cleaned first and then we move to other drains that still affect the movement of flood waters,” he said.The meeting was held at the Corporation’s Church Street offices in downtown Kingston.Councillor Williams urged Councillors to submit the names of drains that are in need of cleaning in their divisions before the end of the week.“If you have drains in your divisions that people have been speaking to you about or you see the need for cleaning, please ensure that you send in those letters before the end of the week,” he emphasised.The annual cleaning programme seeks to reduce flooding. Speaking to journalists following today’s (Aug. 14) sitting of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, Mayor of Kingston, Senator, Councillor Delroy Williams, said approximately $70 million will be spent for both phases. Under this phase, critical drains in communities in 19 divisions of the Municipality will be cleaned. Already, under phase one, drains have been cleaned in communities in 21 divisions. The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is set to begin its second phase of drain-cleaning activities shortly in several communities across the Corporate Area. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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Toronto Child Actor Ian Ho supports Blake Lively in A Simple Favor

first_imgIan is a Canadian born actor from Toronto, Ontario.  He began his acting career at the age of four. He began his acting career at age 4, and has appeared in TVO’s “Now You Know” and a commercial under his belt.  He is excited to appear in his first feature film.  When he is not reciting his lines, Ian loves training in Muay Thai, and Tae Kwon Do, playing basketball, singing, dancing and putting on skits with his twin sister and cousins.  He dreams of one day becoming a doctor and professional athlete, while continuing his acting career.   His favorite musical artists include Drake and Justin Timberlake, and his favorite teams include the Toronto Raptors, and Toronto Blue Jays.  He thanks his parents for their undying love, support, and chauffeuring, and allowing him to swear with impunity for this movie. Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Toronto, ON – Seven year old Ian Ho, represented by Carolyn’s Kids (A division of Carolyn’s Model and Talent Agency), was cast and has recently completed filming on the Lionsgate’s thriller  ‘A Simple Favor’ with Blake Lively, Henry Goldring and Anna Kendrick. Ian plays the role of Nicky, son of the elegant, mysterious Emily (Blake Lively) and English Professor Sean (Henry Golding).  The film, produced by Paul Feig and Jessie Henderson, directed by Paul Feig, is based on the book of the same name written by Darcey Bell. The story is of a mommy blogger in a small town discovers that her best friend has vanished. The story is full of twists, secrets, murder and revenge. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Vancouver actor Michael Coleman denies any wrongdoing while facing sexual misconduct allegations

center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment He has also withdrawn from appearing at Creation Entertainment’s Once Upon a Timeconvention scheduled to be held in Vancouver from March 16 to 18. On February 21, Creation Entertainment published a statement from Coleman announcing he would no longer be participating in the convention “so as to not be a distraction of any kind” in the wake of the allegations. Facebook Twitterlast_img

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Trump suggests Canada has been sidelined from latest NAFTA negotiations

first_imgOTTAWA – U.S. President Donald Trump is suggesting Canada has deliberately been left on NAFTA’s sidelines as one-on-one talks heat up between Washington and Mexico.For four straight weeks, U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo have held bilateral negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement, while Canada has been absent from the bargaining table.Canadian officials have insisted they’re unfazed by being left out of the discussions because it’s allowing the U.S. and Mexico to sort out tough bilateral issues, such as their differences on autos. They’ve stressed that there have been a lot of one-on-one talks during NAFTA’s renegotiation process.But some observers have refused to buy that argument. They’ve said Ottawa’s partners have frozen it out of the critical NAFTA negotiations as a tactic and have warned that Canada could eventually be forced into accepting a deal reached between the U.S. and Mexico.Trump appeared to feed that belief during a televised cabinet meeting in Washington on Thursday — on the one-year anniversary of the start of NAFTA’s renegotiation.“We’re not negotiating with Canada right now,” said Trump, who has frequently complained about Canada’s supply-managed dairy sector.“Their tariffs are too high, their barriers are too strong, so we’re not even talking to them right now. But we’ll see how that works out. It will only work out to our favour.”During the cabinet meeting, Lighthizer told the room he’s hoping for a NAFTA breakthrough with Mexico in the coming days.“I’m hopeful with Mexico and then I hope once we get one with Mexico that Canada will come along,” Lighthizer said.The U.S. and Mexican governments have both expressed optimism the entire NAFTA renegotiation could be concluded before the end of the month.But Trump insisted Thursday that he’s in “no rush” to make a deal.“If you don’t have a breakthrough, as you call it, don’t do the deal because it’s a lousy situation for the United States,” he told Lighthizer.“We have much better alternatives than that, you understand? So, if you can’t make the right deal, don’t make it.”Trump added that NAFTA has “been a disaster for our country.”Asked about Trump’s remarks Thursday, a spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Ottawa’s officials remain in touch with their American and Mexican partners.“Minister Freeland, Ambassador (David) MacNaughton and the Canadian negotiating team are in regular contact with their counterparts and we look forward to continuing these important discussions in the coming weeks,” Adam Austen wrote in an email.“Our focus remains defending Canadian interests as we work towards a modernized, updated NAFTA agreement.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

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Dark Web exposes computer-server data transfer to hackers

first_imgNew York: Cyber criminals now have access to the most-secured data files used to facilitate confidential communication between organisations’ servers and clients’ computers on the Dark Web, say researchers. According to the team from Georgia State University and the University of Surrey, a thriving marketplace for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates exists on a hidden part of the Internet. SSL and TLS are security technology (https protocol) that protects the transfer of data and information between computers and servers. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app Networked machines use keys and SSL/TLS certificates to identify and authenticate themselves when connecting to each other, much like humans employ user names and passwords to go online. According to the researchers, when these certificates are sold on the darknet, they are packaged with a wide range of crimeware that delivers machine identities to cybercriminals who use them to spoof websites, eavesdrop on encrypted traffic, perform attacks and steal sensitive data, among other activities. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails “One very interesting aspect of this research was seeing TLS certificates packaged with wrap-around services — such as Web design services — to give attackers immediate access to high levels of online credibility and trust,” informed lead author David Maimon, Associate Professor in Georgia State. A search of five marketplaces in the darknet uncovered 2,943 mentions for SSL and 75 for TLS. In comparison, there were just 531 mentions for ransomware. It was surprising to discover, he added, how easy and inexpensive it is to acquire extended validation certificates, along with all the documentation needed to create very credible shell companies without any verification information. “This study found clear evidence of the rampant sale of TLS certificates on the Dark Net,” said Kevin Bocek, Vice President of Security and Threat Intelligence for cyber security firm Venafi. “Every organisation should be concerned that the certificates used to establish and maintain trust and privacy on the Internet are being weaponised and sold as commodities to cyber criminals.”last_img read more

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PNB fraud: Mumbai court issues NBW against Nirav Modi’s wife

first_imgMumbai: A special court here on Friday issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against the wife of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, a key accused in the USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. The warrant against Ami Modi was issued by Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Judge M S Azmi after he took cognisance of the supplementary chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Nirav Modi (48) and other accused a few days ago. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The financial crime probe agency has alleged that Ami Modi used an international bank account to move USD 30 million, suspected to be proceeds of the scam. The funds were used to buy property located in New York’s Central Park, the ED has said. In its supplementary chargesheet, the agency has recorded additional evidences gathered in the case and attachments made. It is understood that the ED has underlined the role of Ami Modi and funds routed by her in the supplementary chargesheet. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe ED had filed the first chargesheet in this case in May last year. According to investigating agencies, Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, in connivance with certain bank officials, allegedly cheated PNB to the tune of Rs 14,000 crore through issuance of fraudulent Letters of Undertaking (LoUs). These LoUs were allegedly issued in a fraudulent manner by a Mumbai branch of the PNB to the group of companies belonging to Nirav Modi since March 2011 till the fraud came to light in January 2018, the agencies have said. Nirav Modi, Choksi and other accused are facing charges under the PMLA Act and the Indian Penal Code in the fraud case which is being probed by multiple agencies, including the ED. According to a UK media report last week, Nirav Modi is currently living in a three-bedroom flat occupying half of a floor of the landmark Centre Point tower block in London, where rent is estimated to cost 17,000 pounds a month.last_img read more

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